âWhere should I go next?â is a question that is always on every travelers mind. With so many authentic experiences to connect travelers to cultures, people and traditions, deciding where to travel to can be a bit overwhelming. All signs are pointing to 2017 being a very busy travel year. To help you decide on your next adventure, we compiled part 2 of our list of the most popular tour destinations in 2016. (Read Part 1) Â Based on these top traveler destinations, we predict these trends will continue onto 2017.
For value-minded travelers looking to explore Europe, Cosmos is ready to be your guide. For more than 50 years, Cosmos, the budget-centric sister brand to Globus, has helped people travel internationally at domestic prices. When Cosmos plans travel itineraries, they always offer travelers plenty of independent exploring time and daily optional excursions. Here are some of our favorite Cosmos European destinations.
Orchestrated by the world’s finest Tour Directors and knowledgeable local guides, Globusâs first class European vacations are perfectly planned to allow you to experience cultures, visit must-see sights, and make lasting memories. Since 1928, Globus has led the way in worldwide escorted travel and provides centrally located hotels, top notch guides, and interactive itineraries. Globus includes behind the scenes activities with all their tours so rest assured that when you travel with Globus, you’ll not only see Europeâyou’ll experience it!
Starting in 2017, Globus is unveiling 4 new vacations through Norway, Iceland, Germany and Ireland.
By:Â Angel Green,Â Senior Manager Sales & Marketing Integration
I recently enjoyed a storybook kingdom vacation with Adventures by Disney, where the itinerary included Central Europe (Czech Republic, Austria and Germany). While Adventures by Disney has many guided tours, this particular itinerary is designed for both adults and children 10 years of age and older. This tour was filled with site visits to cathedrals, palaces, castles, medieval villages, ice caves, UNESCO World Heritage sites, galleries, elegant renaissance-era buildings, charming cafes and restaurants. So much history in this region. Hotel stays included 5-star luxury accommodations at the Prague Marriott Hotel, Hotel Edelweiss Berchtesgaden, and the Ritz Carlton. All hotels are centrally located, which allows for great walking tours.
By:Â Linda Koehler, Certified Travel Associate
We flew into Zurich Switzerland two-nights prior to our cruise which allowed us enough free time to explore the city on our own. We purchased a Zurich City Pass (26 Euro) and this allowed us to transfer by train from our hotel to the city center, where we boarded a web of trams to get around the city.Â We stopped at some local coffee shops, sampled roasted chestnuts from a street vendor, and visited the Zurich Zoo as we explored the city.Â The next morning, we enjoyed a nice breakfast buffet at the Movenpick Hotel, which was included as part of our Avalon pre-night hotel package.